Various Gaming News

Indie Royale’s The Spring Bundle has been released, featuring six indie games: Futuremark‘s tower defence variant Unstoppable Gorg, Soldak Entertainment‘s action RPG Depths of Peril, Secret Base‘s platformer Tobe’s Vertical Adventure, all available on Steam, and three downloadable games from Radiangames: twin-stick RPG Inferno+, puzzler Slydris, and a twin-stick arcade shooter, Ballistic.  The bundle is available on a pay what you want scheme with a minimum price currently just under £3, but those who pay at least $5 or £3.15 will also receive Danimal Cannon’s chiptune music album Roots!

THQ have announced that Darksiders 2 is to be delayed, apparently at the request of Vigil, and will now not launch on July 29th in the UK.  This is good news, as it means the developers will be able to properly polish the game.  THQ have had a boost from the sales of Saints Row: The Third, which has sold over 4 million copies and brought in more revenue for the company than expected. (more…)

Something for the Weekend

Diablo III will apparently not have PvP at launch, as the systems aren’t up to scratch yet.  Instead, they’ll be patched in when they are ready.  In the meantime, Blizzard are apparently putting the finishing touches on the game.. for which there is still no confirmed release date.

CryEngine 3 is now available for free non-commercial use!  AI, animations, dynamic lighting.. check out the preview from IGN:


Warhorse Studios Licenses CryEngine 3 for RPG

Warhorse Studios have announced that they have reached an agreement with Crytek to use their game engine, CryEngine 3, for use in an as-yet-unannounced RPG.

This will be the first game for Warhorse Studios, a new studio set up in 2011 by industry veterans who were previously involved with the Mafia franchise and Operation Flashpoint.

Though their new project has not been announced, they say “it is a game that is not going to disappoint fans of open realistic worlds and quality stories”.

GFACE – Crytek’s Cloud Gaming Service

GFACE, a new browser-based cloud gaming service from Crytek, has now entered closed beta.

GFACE combines social network and gaming elements: users can interact with friends, upload photos and post status updates, as well as stream a variety of console-quality games in their browsers.

As the system is cross-platform, players able to quickly and easily join their friends in multiplayer games.  Games available through the service range from the casual 2D and 3D games through to core games, including Crytek’s own Warface, a free-to-play online military shooter.

While in beta, the system is undergoing testing with a small amount of people.  If you want to apply for a beta spot, you can do that here.